The Obamas
Collaborative Programs
Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Jodi Kantor
Wed, August 8th, 2012 | 8:00 pm


In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of lectures on popular topics to stimulate your mind, including Civil War history, politics, biography and the economy. In this program, author Jodi Kantor examines the relationship between Barack and Michelle Obama and offers the audience a multidimensional portrait of a couple grappling with leading the country, raising children, maintaining friendships and figuring out what it means to be the first black President and First Lady.

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Jodi Kantor began her journalism career by dropping out of Harvard Law School to join in 1998. Four years later she became the Arts & Leisure editor of the New York Times, the youngest person in memory to edit a section of the newspaper. She has been covering the Obamas since 2007 and currently serves as a Washington correspondent for the New York Times.


This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.
Rain Venue: The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues). Please note that not all rooms in The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen are handicapped accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.


This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation and Oxford University Press.

Creative: Tronvig Group